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When should I check in with other stakeholders?

You should check in with other stakeholders at various times. Some good indications that you should check in with other stakeholders are: 1) when discussions veer from expectations; 2) when a stakeholder’s interests are likely to be harmed by a proposed course of action; 3) when stakeholders central to implementation are not at the negotiation “table”; and 4) when a deal is strategic. Your check-in can take various forms, such as: a) informing other stakeholders about what is happening; b) consulting with other stakeholders to obtain their input about what should be done; or 3) getting approvals from essential stakeholders who must say “yes” in order to finalize a decision.

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